Tsunehisa Tsuchime damascus kiritsuke 210mm EN
Out of stock
Tsunehisa Tsuchime damascus kiritsuke 210mm is a hybrid blade between an Usuba and a Yanagiba. Thanks to the shape of its blade, the kiritsuke lends itself to a very wide range of uses.
History and curiosity
Tsunehisa is a brand, like many others in Japan, which takes care of marketing the proven creations of several blacksmiths, based in different cities, such as Sakai, Tosa or Seki for example.
Each city has its own style in the creation of kitchen knives, and also specializes in the use of certain steels, more than others.
For example, Tosa craftsmen are recognized for having an excellent mastery in the forging of Ginsan and AUS10 steels. At Seki are highly recognized for the incredible work done on VG10 steel blades. And Sakai for specializing in single bevel blade forging.
This blade that we offer today is part of the “Tsuchime Damascus” series, literally hammered damascus steel.
The core is made of AUS10 steel, a steel resistant to oxidation, with performances very similar to the much better known VG10 steel. So we find there a very good retention of the wire, ability to obtain an excellent cutting edge and a certain ease of sharpening.
The handle is made by us with a stabilized black ash burl, copper spacer and “deep ocean” resin bolster.
series: tsuchime damascus
hardness: 61 HRC
finish: polished and hammered damascus steel
blade length: 21.2cm
blade height: 4.57 cm
thickness at heel: 1.7 mm
thickness at the tip: 0.4 mm
weight: 146 g